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« Reply #105 on: January 25, 2021, 12:58:43 pm »

Crossrail?s revised cost and opening date are under ?significant pressure? due to an ?under-resourced? and ?over-stretched? workforce, Jacobs latest Project Representative (Prep) reports conclude - https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/over-stretched-workforce-puts-crossrail-schedule-under-significant-pressure-25-01-2021/

It was suggest years ago by Crossrail that it should be allowed to work collaboratively with HS2 in regards to workforce and skills training, this was ruled out by the Government as being uncompetative, increase costs and add delay.

The other thing not mentioned is the Brexit effect, large numbers of EU countries skilled workers migrated back to the EU as there was no certainty they and their families could remain.  For a large number of the jobs in Crossrail do not fit into the UK Governments essential skill profile
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« Reply #106 on: January 25, 2021, 02:35:28 pm »

But, says the Reading Chronicle's website,

"Crossrail, which will run through Berkshire, may be open sooner than thought."
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« Reply #107 on: January 25, 2021, 02:39:45 pm »

But, says the Reading Chronicle's website,

"Crossrail, which will run through Berkshire, may be open sooner than thought."

I feel that could right,
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« Reply #108 on: January 25, 2021, 09:53:47 pm »

But, says the Reading Chronicle's website,

"Crossrail, which will run through Berkshire, may be open sooner than thought."

That would make a lot of sense, providing it can be done safely. I reckon it would be better to start when passengers numbers are low and the alternatives are still in place in case of problems.
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« Reply #109 on: January 29, 2021, 12:16:52 am »

A couple of recent video updates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXGWKcoGynM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snYHvZMRLlA

CEO Mark Wild is a nice, genuine chap, but surely they could have fixed his hat on straight!
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